Daredevil (1964 1st Series) #18 VF- [1st Appearance of Gladiator]
Published Jul 1966 by Marvel.
Cover pencils by John Romita, inks by Frank Giacoia. First appearance of the Gladiator in There Shall Come a Gladiator!, plot by Stan Lee, script by Lee (pages 1-7) and Dennis O'Neil (pages 8-20), pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Frank Giacoia; A burly costume store owner decides it is really the clothes that make the man and begins his career as the Gladiator; Foggy gets a Daredevil costume from Melvin who talks the tubby lawyer into setting up a staged super fight to impress Karen; Thinking his fight with Foggy will draw out the real DD, Gladiator goes after him for real and Matt has to take a hand in rescuing his friend; In the night and the fog, everyone assumes it is Foggy as Daredevil that beat the Gladiator back; cameos by Thor, Dr. Strange, Captain America, and Dr. Doom (as costumes in the Gladiator's costume shop). 36 pgs. Cover price $0.12. Cover price $0.12.